Nowadays most organizations are aware that they may have already been breached or are on the radar of sophisticated cyber criminals. Consumer-grade equipment tends to be more vulnerable to attack and prone to failure. As more mobile devices get used for businesses, the risk of data theft goes up. Creating a need for cyber security essentials.
The way an organization handles information technology, more specifically cyber security, reflects the way they think about the company’s place in the market. Fast-evolving, multi dimensional threats exist across all sectors. An organization’s security framework may be sufficient for its original sector, but expansion calls for security measures to be reviewed in multiple steps.
Four Technical controls you can put in place today.
- Access controls. Not everyone in the company needs access to everything. By restricting what data each person has access to, you limit your exposure when the employee’s account is compromised by an outsider.
- Maintain device & software updates. Security revelations about new vulnerabilities both on our smartphones and computers seem to occur on a regular basis. The only way to combat issues such as these is to keep your software current, updating apps and operating systems as soon as updates are released — especially after a security issue has been identified.
- Install or enable a firewall. A firewall is a layer of security that designates what traffic is and isn’t allowed to enter your computer on a network. Generally, they let good traffic through, while keeping hackers, malware, and other unsavory traffic out.
- Use strong passwords or a password manager to protect computers and devices. If you choose a very complicated and long password, you will make it very difficult for a hacker to crack it, whether by a brute-force attack or an automated machine attack trying thousands of combinations per second to guess your password.
Cyber security solutions provide digital protection to your business that will ensure you aren’t at risk from potential threats. Effective cyber security eliminates this possibility, maximizing your business’ potential output. If you can prove that your business is effectively protected against all kinds of cyber breaches, you can inspire trust in your customers that their personal data will not be compromised.